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Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:03 pm
by dks
Fantastic pictures, Stephen!! Thank you a million times for posting those--I've never seen that particular statue before--PERFECT!!! :shock:

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:58 am
by AsphodelElysium
*Claps hands and kicks feet in glee* You are a man of your word, Saturn. Great pics, btw. Do you all think the statue was made to scale on purpose or if it was just the way they made it?

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:30 am
by Saturn
AsphodelElysium wrote:*Claps hands and kicks feet in glee* You are a man of your word, Saturn. Great pics, btw. Do you all think the statue was made to scale on purpose or if it was just the way they made it?


I have no idea, but I assume it was supposed to be as lifelike as possible.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:21 pm
by SidewalkProphet
I was lucky enough to go with Saturn to see Master Keats, though not as educated on the young poets life it was wonderful to find him in his little alcove, a book in his hands, looking out over the flowers.

Even in the rain it was a lovely spot :)

Here are my pics....

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xx

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:09 pm
by AsphodelElysium
Aww, you're holding hands with him! :D I love your little shoes btw.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:55 pm
by SidewalkProphet
Yes, I'm not trying to steal his book lol :)

And the shoes... bargain from ebay lol :roll:

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:36 pm
by Credo Buffa
I went to visit my alma mater this weekend, and paid a little visit to the English department for the first time since I graduated. Fortunately, a few of the more spectacular classrooms were open for visitors (it was homecoming weekend, after all), so I got to have a walk-through and reminisce about all the wonderful things I learned amidst the glorious smell of old books wafting over from the library.

Amongst many other classes, I took British Romanticism in this room:

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Needless to say, it's quite easy to be inspired in such a space!

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:41 pm
by Saturn
Wow, what a space, very impressive. Much nicer than the grimy, horrible mouldy old 60s relic identikit Grammar school classrooms I went to school in.

Thanks for sharing Credo.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:05 am
by Malia
Wow Credo! That is one spectacular space. I can almost feel the "English-majorly" vibes floating 'round the rafters. Like Saturn, my undergrad learning space was kind of post-60'sish and certainly nothing to get excited about. Your classroom almost looks like a church sanctuary!

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:24 pm
by Credo Buffa
It is quite church-like, yes. I had never really thought of it before you said it, Malia, but I think that's probably the idea. The college was founded by Norwegian immigrants, so there's a very Nordic feel to a lot of the architecture. It's very common in Norwegian churches to find that kind of wood-planked ceiling.

In fact, interesting story. . . When my band toured Norway, we played in a lot of churches and noticed that there was always a model tall ship hanging from the ceiling in the sanctuary. At one point, we asked the pastor of one of these churches why that is, and he explained to us very eloquently how the high, peaked ceiling of the church is like an inverted hull of a ship.

I should post a picture of the outside of this same building. It's a lovely time of year, with the ivy starting to turn. :D

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:49 pm
by Credo Buffa
Last Saturday was "Apple Day," as I've dubbed it. A couple of my friends and I spent the afternoon at an orchard picking to our hearts' content, and then had an evening of baking apple cake, apple muffins, apple pie, apple crisp. . . needless to say I was stuffed to the seams by the end of the night! Anyway, here are a few of my favorite shots of the day:

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I've used the phrase over and over again with this picture, but does this not say "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" to you?

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A pretty scene of prairie grass.

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With my roommate Lisa (one the left) and friend Megan (on the right) in the pumpkin patch.

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The colorizing function on my camera is way too fun.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:08 pm
by Malia
What wonderful pictures, Credo! You represent my favorite season most perfectly. I must admit, I was a bit whistful and even jeallous reading about your jaunt and subsequent baking. What I'd give to have a weekend like that! Right now, my weekends consist in 5 or mor hours a day of homework. . .and really, no life at all. That will change when I finally complete my Master's in December. Oh, will there be partying then!!

Thanks again for the pics, you have great artistic talent in photography.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:18 pm
by Saturn
How about these for wonderful belated Birthday presents?

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and also

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What more could a budding poet want? :D

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:52 pm
by Credo Buffa
Those are gorgeous, Saturn! I'm wild with envy.

Re: The Picture thread Mk. IV, [I think]

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:13 pm
by Malia
Oooh! I'm lovin' the ink well and pen. . .and seal and wax to boot. What image is on your seal? I wish that they still sold images of great writers or classical scenes as they did in Keats's day. I've only been able to find a rose and a plain heart outside of individual letters of the alphabet. That wax looks like a kind I have. When you light it, it smells like incense. Very nice! :)